Dr. Chamberlain

Chamberlain I. Obialo, M.D. 

Chief of Nephrology


Phone: 404-756-1400
E-mail: cobialo@msm.edu


Oral Roberts University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine

Oral Roberts University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Infectious Disease

Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Fellowship: Nephrology

Ahmadu Bello University
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Ahmadu Bello University
Degree: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science

Research Interests

Chronic Kidney Disease and Determinants of Outcomes in ESRD 

Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in ESRD and HIV associated nephropathy



Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Nephrology 


Chamberlain I. Obialo, Phillip G. Zager, Orrin B. Myers, William C. Hunt. Relationships of Clinic Size, Geographic Region, and Race/Ethnicity to the frequency of Missed/Shortened Dialysis Treatments. J Nephrol  Aug. 2014; 27(4): 425-30 ( Epub ahead of print 1/2014)

Jonathan O. Nwiloh, Obialo C.I. Heart surgery in End Stage Renal Disease: Is outcome worse for African American patients?  Open J Cardiovasc Surg 2013; 6: 21-26

Obialo C.I, Hunt W.C, Bashir K, Zager P.G. Relationship of missed and shortened hemodialysis treatments to hospitalization and mortality: observations from a US dialysis network. Clin Kidney J 2012; 5: 315-319

McCullough PA, Whaley-Connell A, Brown WW, Collins AJ, Chen SC, Li S, Norris KC, Jurkovitz C, McFarlane S, Obialo C, Sowers J, Stevens L, Vassalotti JA, Bakris GL; on Behalf of the KEEP Investigators. CARDIOVASCULAR RISK MODIFICATION IN PARTICIPANTS WITH CORONARY DISEASE SCREENED BY THE KIDNEY EARLY EVALUATION PROGRAM. Intern Med J. 2010; 40(12): 833-41

McCullough P.A, Li S, Jurkovitz C. T, Stevens L, Collins A. J, Chen S,  Norris K.C, McFarlane S, Johnson B, Shlipak M. G, Obialo C. I., Brown W. W, Vassaloti J, Whaley-Connell A.T, Brenner R.M and Bakris G.I, on behalf of the KEEP Investigators Royal Oak, MI.  Chronic kidney disease, prevalence of premature cardiovascular disease, and relationship to short-term mortality.  Am Heart J 2008; 156:277-283.

Li S, Chen S,  Shlipak M, Bakris G, McCullough P.A Sowers J, Stevens L, Jurkovitz C, McFarlane S, Norris K, Vassalotti J, Klag M, Brown W, Narva A, Calhoun D, Johnson B, Obialo C, Whaley-Connell A, Becker B, Collins A.J.  Low birth weight is associated with chronic kidney disease only in men. Kidney Int 2008; 73(5):637-642. 

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Honors and Awards

2014-2005: American Society of Nephrology, Fellow

2014-1999: American Society of Hypertension ASH Specialist in Clinical Hypertension

2014-1992: American College of Physicians, Fellow

2000-1995: International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, Fellow